Zafrir Neuman is the Chief Legal Counsel and head of the legal department of Israel’s National Innovation Authority.
Prior to his position in the Innovation Authority, Zafrir was responsible for the legal counseling to the Office of the Chief Scientist, the Investments Center, the SME’s Agency and other units in the Ministry of Economy and Industry. Zafrir has worked in the high tech and international transactions department in one of Israel’s biggest law firms.
In his current and previous role, he was involved in various legislation related to the Israeli High Tech sector such as the Israeli Innovation Law and the Tax laws relating to the implementation of the OECD’s BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) principles and the Israeli “High Tech Angels Law”. Zafrir is responsible for the Israeli Government – Innovation Authority’s negotiations on numerous international treaties and agreements with foreign Governments, MNC’s and Israel’s participations in the FP7 and the Horizon 2020 program.
Zafrir is a graduate of the University of Sussex, United Kingdom (LLB) and the University of Hull, United Kingdom (MBA).